Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge to star in Showtime’s ‘City on a Hill’Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon and Screen Actors Guild award winner Aldis Hodge are set to star in the new Showtime drama pilot.
The show’s executive producers include Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, with Chuck MacLean on writing duties and Michael Cuesta in the director's seat.
The pilot is based on an original idea by Affleck and MacLean.
‘City on the Hill’ is a fictional account of a period in history that became known as the “Boston Miracle”, after crime rates in the Massachusetts city saw a drastic decline.
In ‘City on a Hill’, Aldis Hodge takes the part of the African-American district attorney who moves to the city, advocating change for a place defined by corruption and racism.
Hodge’s character forms an unlikely alliance with Bacon’s corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rhodes, who is invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of armoured car robbers in a case that eventually upends Boston’s criminal justice system.
Showtime President and CEO David Nevins said, “Kevin Bacon radiates intelligence and mystery with every role he plays”.
“He is a gifted, mesmerizing actor who will be the perfect partner and foil to Aldis Hodge, one of Hollywood’s rising talents and someone primed to stand at the center of this powerful drama.”
Bacon shot to fame in 1984 with ‘Footloose’, an American musical drama directed by Herbert Ross. He recently signed on to reprise his role as Valentine McKee in Syfy’s in-the-works revival of 'Tremors'.
Aldis Hodge starred in 'Hidden Figures’, for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award, and ‘Straight Outta Compton’, which earned him recognition in the Black Film Critics Circle Awards.